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Local News Archives for 2019-11

Newscast Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019

Gladstone plans to issue bonds for the 9th Street Project in December and begin construction next spring. City Commissioner Brad Mantela says dispite a delay in starting the project, it is now moving forward.


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Newscast Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019

The Delta County Board of Commissioners tabled a discussion about how to cut $331-thousand from its budget as a result of a veto by Gov. Grethcen Whitmer of PILT payments to the county. Delta County Interim Administrator Tom Sabor told the board that he has put together a list of possible reductions for most of the money lost.


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Newscast Monday, Nov. 25, 2019

The Rapid River School District is caught up in the budget dispute between the state legislature and the governor. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed the small rural schools funds which school superintendent Jay Kulbertis says cost the Rapid River schools about $16-thousand.


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Newscast Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

A body found floating yesterday afternoon in the Escanaba Harbor was identified as 55-year-old Anthony McCullough of Hannahville. Escanaba Public Safety says the body was found at 1:30 p.m. floating face down just east of the Harbormaster Building.  McCullough was pronounced dead at the scene. 


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Newscast Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

The body of a missing tenager in Menominee has been found. 17-year-old Kristin Gronoske was last seen on Nov. 8 at the State Line Mini Mart in Marinette, Wisconsin. She was found during a search of the waters Tuesday afternoon near Stephenson Island on the Menominee River.


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Newscast Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

A man was found dead yesterday at a home in Harris and a suspect is in custody. Michigan State Police Troopers were called to a home in Harris Township at 12:30 p.m. yesterday and found the man dead. They say they believe it is the result of foul play. They have not said how he died.


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Newscast Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

The Escanaba City Council will meet in executive session at its regular meeting Thursday night to update the council on the Dark Store issue. The city has been in litigation with Menard's over how the Tax Tribunal determined the property values of the store.  Mayor Marc Tall does not expect the issue to be resolved soon. He expects that whoever loses the next ruling will appeal the decision.


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Newscast Monday, Nov. 18, 2019

Students at the Delta Schoolcraft Intermediate School District are machining lockers that will be used at the international space station. ISD Superintendent Doug Lisenring says a proposal by machining instructor Darrel Mullins to NASA was accepted through a program where schools are able to design equipment for the space station.

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Newscast Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

As deer hunters head to the woods today, they can expect a wide age range of deer. Colter Lubben, wildlife technician with the Department of Natural Resources, says the diversity of age classes will mean hunting will be good this year.


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Newscast Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

The U.P. Energy Task Force talked about the high cost of propane in the Upper Peninsula and how propane could be shipped to the U.P. if Line 5 is closed at the Straits of Mackinac. Former State Sen. Mike Prusi of Ishpeming and current aid to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asked what causes propane prices to be so much higher in the Upper Peninsula than other parts of the Great Lakes states when the Line 5 pipeline runs across the U.P.


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Newscast Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

Dairy famers in the Upper Peninsula are deeply concerned about the announcement yesterday that Dean Foods declared bancrupcy. Dean Foods is the largest milk company in the U.S. and owns Jilbert's Dairy in Marquette. Gary Rasmussen of Stephenson is one of seven farmers who directly sells his milk to Jilberts. He is not sure how it's going to affect dairy farmers in the U.P.


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Newscast Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan and the Escanaba City Council reached an agreement for Jordan to stay with the city. Jordan was leaving to take a job in Florida. Councilman Ralph Blasier says they have been negotiating with Jordan for him to stay. They reached an agreement an hour before last night's meeting.

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Newscast Monday, Nov. 11, 2019

The city of Escanaba is taking applications for city manager until Friday. Current City Manager Patrick Jordan says they have received more than 30 applications so far. Jordan's last day is Dec. 1. He is taking a new job in Florida. The council last week choose Escanaba Public Safety Director Rob LaMarche to serve as interim city manager. Jordan says LaMarche will spend part of his day at city hall until a new manager is hired.




Newscast Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

Delta County District Court Administrator Emily DeSalvo was offered the county's administrator position last night after Delta County and Caro, Michigan, City Manger Michael Silverman were unable to agree to a contract. Instead of starting the search over for a new administrator, county chair Pat Johnson says he was willing to offer the position to DeSalvo, who was the board's second choice. 


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Newscast, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

Legislation creating a Natural Resources Commission for the Upper Peninsula is expected to be introduced in the state Legislature. It is in response to the statewide NRC vote to ban baiting and feeding of deer in the core chronic wasting disease area in parts of Dickinson, Menominee and Delta Counties. State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain says it has the support of the all the U.P. legislators.


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Newscast Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

A millage request for Bay College was soundly defeated yesterday, Yes 1,874 to No 5,332.  The college was asking for .8924 mills for 20 years to restore revenue lost to the Headlee amendment and pay for renovations and upgrades at the college. Board of Trustee Chair Tom Butch called the outcome deliberate.


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Newscast Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

Voters are going to the polls today to decide city elections and millage requests including Bay College.  In the city of Escanaba, incumbants Ron Beauchamp and Mike Sattem are being challenged by Karen Moore and Tyler DuBord.  In Gladstone, Dave Phalen and Brad Mantela are challenged by former Gladstone City Commissioners Steven Viau and Mike O'Connor.


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Newscast Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

The chair of the Bay College Board of Trustees says the millage request on the ballot tomorrow is needed to move the college forward for the next 20 years. Tom Butch says there is a list of renovations needed to keep the facility operating.


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Newscast Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

The Bonifas Arts Center listed the impact its has on the community at its annual meeting, including eight major gallery exhibits, 487 members and 2,413 volunteer hours. Executive Director Sue Roll says the Waterfront Art Festival alone had a $71,500 economic impact in the community.


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